The Chicago "Land Bridge" is now open, and its developer says heavy vehicles are welcome. Containers that exceed the maximum weight allowed on the nation's public roadways can now travel via the half-mile-long private roadway that links a metro-Chicago CSX intermodal facility with a DC operated by Nexus Distribution.
Nexus Distribution, the developer of the $1 million transportation project, says the land bridge is designed to streamline the distribution of imports to the Midwest. Shippers will no longer need to arrange for de-consolidation at the port of entry. Instead, they'll be able to send imports straight to the Nexus Chicago container freight station for storage or immediate transload service, consolidation with other freight, and delivery to retail stores and other customers.